Thursday, October 16, 2008

Problems in the VOA-Somali Service (Part Two)


Mr. Abdirahman Yabarow, chief editor of VOA Somali section is following the foot steps of his close confident and former boss, Mr Yusuf Garad, Manager of BBC Somali section, under whose watch BBC Somali section lost credibility, respect and listenership. The re-launching of VOA Somali news broadcast created a new momentum, interest and an opportunity to fill the void for news and world affairs for the millions of Somalis disappointed by the BBC Somali section’s lackadaisical performance.Sadly, the newly appointed chief editor of the VOA Somali Service Abdirahman Yabarow is heavily dependent on the advice of his former colleague Mr. Garad head of BBC Somali section. Clearly, Yabarow if he did not surpassed clanship, he is on the footprint of the highest grounds in exercising impropriety, nepotism, favoritism, unfair dismissal and most of all discrimination in the process of hiring prospective journalists for the service. It has become known that less qualified individuals with limited knowledge in the field of journalism is being hired on the expense of qualified candidates which is in breach of governing policies and guidelines put in place by the board of directories of VOA.Hiring process of VOA Somali section under Yabarow’s leadership:Contrary to VOA’s hiring standard procedures, there is no public posting or announcement put forth in the media for a position or a vacancy in the Somali section of VOA. Mr. Yabarow recruits candidates under the radar for them to take the standard test for a vacant position. Here are some examples of Mr. Yabarow’s baleful hiring tactics:1. Abdulaziz Sadam, (Hawiye sub clan Habargidr) was hired by Yabarow from BBC under the influence of Yusuf Garad2. Ibrahim Hassan Dandurey, (Hawiye sub clan Abgal) has failed the standard test taken by Nagusa Mengesh deputy director of African division in Toronto and still Yabarow helped him out to get around the process by assigning him stringer level from Toronto and, later hired him full time contract.3.Yabarow hired Aynte to get him job experience from VAO for six months while enjoying to stay with his family in Minnesota, earning full salary at a stringer level. 4.The last contract position of VOA Somali service was given to Abdullahi Colombo, (Hawiye, sub clan Murasade) but this carries an interesting story to share with the public:Abdullahi Colombo has taken a standard VOA test at the time Fred Cooper was the head of Somali section of VOA. Fred assigned the test to be marked by a staff member with secret number given on his test paper. Abdullahi Colombo failed the test to the lowest grade.Highest expectation to hire Abdullahi Colombo by Yabarow came from their elite Hawiye clan members such as Mohamed Abdi-officer of DC government, Gaagale respected elder of Hawiye clan in Washington, Hussen Atto former finance minster during Siyad Barre regime, and Aynte who helps Yabarow write corresponding letters to his superior since Yabarow’s writing skills are very poor. After several meetings Yabarow proposed to their elite clan members and insisted to do their part to write pressure letters to Nagusa and Gwen Dillard head and deputy African Division of VOA to promote Abdullahi Colombo. Yabarow also suggested posting Abdullahi Colombo’s enhanced biography to few websites from his clan to be part of promoting Colombo. Few websites published Colombo including Daynile and others.Shortly after Fred Cooper retired, Mr. Abdirahman Yabarow resumed to be the head of the Somali section of VOA. To full fill his commitment, Mr Yabarow convinced Nagusa that the test of Abdullahi Colombo conducted by Fred Cooper was not marked properly therefore, another staff member should be assigned to mark it; once more. Nagussa accommodated the suggestion and assigned staff member to mark Colombo’s test paper; yet again achieving the lowest failing grade. Devastated by the new markings Yabarow changed tactics while facing mounting pressure from his clan members and decided to go back to ask Nagusa asking third chance for Abdullahi Colombo’s test be reviewed, suggesting this time reviewer be a senior editor for the final verdict, Nagusa accepted; third more. Again, test result was consistent with the two previous staff markings; Colombo failed to the lowest grade.Unyielding Yabarow, decided not to report the truth to Nagussa that Abdullahi Colombo failed, but instead lied and reported Colombo’s passing with the highest grade. Mr. Abdullahi Colombo now is in the pay role of VOA under the patronage of American tax payers, even though, he doesn’t understand nor able to translate a piece of English script. Mr. Yabarow initiated a grouping style management to have the support needed for critical moments from his clan staff members at the VOA. While, employing the above turbid hiring process, Yabarow denied or delayed fine Somali journalists joining the VOA, here are some examples:1.Idil Osman from London U.k applied VOA Somali; she has a degree in journalism very rarely that many Somali have that type of degree. Idil belongs to Marehan clan of Darood; her standard test was marked by Yabarow. After few calls Yabarow to London he discovered her clan affiliation; then Mr. Yabarow submitted her failing marks without prejudice to Fred Cooper. Fred became very suspicious and assigned non staff member to correct the test again, the findings was stunning. She scored the highest grade. She told me that she was given a contract by Fred Cooper before he retired and she will be joining soon to the VOA Somali section.2.Abdiwahab Dahir Farah (Darood sub clan Lelkase)3.Mohamed Dahir Hassan (Darood Sub clan Majerteen) 3.Mohamed said (Darood sub clan Majeerteen); and many more were rejected their tests for the same reason by Yabarow due to their clan belongings.You may ask why would I take the trouble to go through the hassle documenting these facts and share them with you. For the simple reason that as a concerned citizen and commentator, I am afraid for the future of the VOA Somali Services. Upon its recent inauguration the Somali public saw it as a breath of fresh air from the suffocating biased BBC Somali Service, which lost credibility and in the last few years lost listeners from across the Horn of Africa Region. It disturbs me that Mr. Abdi Yabarow is a close friend and associate of Mr. Yusuf Garad, the current Manager of BBC Somali Service and under whose watch the BBC lost its integrity. I don't think Abdi's admiration of Mr. Garad is shared by most if not all VOA Somali Service's Somali staff and its listeners. If my assessment is correct then it follows that it is NOT in the interest of the VOA Somali Service and staff morale to give Abdirahman Yabarow a blank check to reduce VOA staff structure to a clan turf, similar to what Mr. Yusuf Garad did to BBC Somali services. The very reason some members of BBC staff left and joined the VOA to start a new beginning. I wish the VOA Somali Section success. And I will continue monitoring the VOA Somali Service with the constructive intent that it does not face the same fate as its counterpart at the BBC. Should you need to contact me please do so via e-mail. With best wishes, Dr Abdullahi Hashim drahashim@gmail.com
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Problems in the VOA-Somali Service (Part ONE)

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/problems_in_the_voasomali_serv.html

terrorists using western media.. BBC interviews the FBI most-wanted man in SOMALIA terrorist Hasan Turki






SOMALIA AL-SHABAB GROUP LINKS TO AL-QAEDA THEY HAVE WEBSITE WWW.KATAAIB.NET IN VANCOUVER WA, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER

Most of the Terrorist are from Hawiye tribe (al-shabaab) The leadership is mostly sub-clans of Hawiye (Habar Gidir clan) With The Exception Of OGADEN CLAN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB2mnoXLoec&feature=related (ONLF )own hassan turki(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasan_Hersi) and Abu Mansur a foot soldier from al-Qaeda.

Somalia has been at war since 1991, The Horn of Africa nation has been plagued by chaos and clan-based civil war since when hawiye Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATESM ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government Videos: Jihad Camp in Somalia; English-Speaking Recruits
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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

When our world changed forever

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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